Happy New Year to all our members and visitors alike!
These past two years many Family History Societies, deprived of face-to-face meetings, magnificently rose to the occasion in different ways to stay in contact with their membership. NNWFHS was no exception. A monthly newsletter was quickly established and this really is packed with all sorts of useful information plus competitions, puzzles and interesting articles on local topics and more national news items such as the release of the 1921 census. In addition, two other Zoom events followed. Cuppa and Chat is an informal online gathering where participants can chat with each other about family history or anything else really! These were happening twice a month at first but may be reduced to just one a month as restrictions are eased. Another new online group was also started; this is the DNA Group – Down New Avenues – discussing the in-thing, DNA testing.
These new digital innovations are only open to members – and for a membership fee £10 per year, it is excellent value! The membership also includes a quarterly journal and of course access to a special members only section of our website. NNWFHS is known as the Friendly Family History Society of North Warwickshire and you will be warmly welcomed into the fold.
In January a good gathering enjoyed My Family History Do Over. Helen Tovey, avid family historian and editor of Family Tree magazine enthralled everyone with her ‘do over’. The emphasis was definitely on recording sources and writing the stories of the individuals in our trees. Though provoking!
And coming up…
On Tuesday 8 February: Maps for Family Historians. Gill Blanchard will explain how to further our family, house and local history research by using maps. Discover where to find them and what can be uncovered by looking at a variety of maps. Non-members can book via EventBrite https://www.facebook.com/nnwfhs/
Watch this space for details of the next meeting.
Please do not hesitate to email any of the NNWFHS committee if you have any questions.
If you wish to join our friendly society, please see the page on our website about how to join and the types of membership available.